"Our students become independent, collaborative and fearless learners."
Students enrolled 1081
School leader Robert S. Goldberg
Transportation options None
After school Yes

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11000 Ellison Wilson Rd
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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(561) 472-3405
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4 stars
Based on 47 ratings

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June 20, 2014
We left this school after my children had advanced to middle school due to an out of state move. Surprisingly my kids were behind the public school in CT and needed to be tutored! In my opinion the teachers care very much for the students and the head of school cares very much about lip service and fundraising. It is all we ever hear about at every single event! We found the programs relatively strong, except for the Chinese program at the middle school level, which is a complete disaster.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
This is truly an amazing school! One of the "best" in South Florida. Amazing administration and teaching staff. If your looking for a true private school education, look no further than this school. They are amazing.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
I have been attending the Benjamin school since pre-K and I couldn't even begin to say how happy I am here. I could read and write by the time I was done with pre-k. I also have been taking French and Spanish since first grade, and I can now speak French fluently. I also have played the Clarinet for three years, and the violin for two years. I have been offered the opportunity to take dance class for the first time last year, and enjoyed it very much. I was also a cheerleader for a year, and I am now playing tennis. This school has so many opportunities with the arts program, sports, and academics. I am also taking high school level algebra in 7th grade. For the past two years I have won the school spelling bee and placed 7th at the regional competition. Also at this school I have never witnessed any bullying. There is no racial intolerance, every religion is accepted, and every ethnicity is welcomed. This year a girl moved to my school from Vietnam. I have seen multiple people reach out to her and help her with anything she needs. I am constantly challenged at this school and think that there is no better place to put your children. Overall this is a phenomenal school.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2013
We drive forty minutes each way for my child to attend Benjamin Middle School and it is well worth every mile and every penny. The school appears financially stable. Admissions testing assures that all students are on the same page academically. That means financial resources can be used toward academic enrichment, the arts and athletics. ALL students are held accountable for their behavior and academic performance (I have not witnessed exceptions to this based on ability to donate). Awards are based on student merit, not on parent donations. The teachers are amazing and I can't imagine the administration allowing any teacher to be bullied by a parent. There are more than enough extracurricular activities for many different interests. My child became much more responsible with homework, and much more organized, after only one year here. Improvement in ERB scores as well!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
I attended this school Pre-K through 7th grade. Being a student of color, I was always the odd one out. While I was a student there, I was made fun of for being different because I was not white. Benjamin claims to have an anti-bullying policy but, they actually do not care as long as they're getting your money. The teachers and most of the students were prejudice. They assumed I was ignorant because of my skin color. My teachers would dumb things down for me because of my skin color and not my intelligence. Do not send your child to this school if you are colored. I was miserable there and I don't want anyone else to be treated the way I was treated.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2013
Well worth the tuition for middle school and high school; the curriculum is so much more strenuous than any public school in the area. Great and caring teachers and faculty for this tender and difficult age (especially middle school). The character building is also essential at this age and not being appropriately addressed in public middle and high schools. The Benjamin School focuses on this and creates well rounded individuals as well as top academic students. We are very satisfied with The Benjamin School.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
We love this school! My child is doing amazing here! The quality of education is unbeatable in this area.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2012
I have two daughters, both will be attending Ivy League colleges as a result of attending The Benjamin School. The oldest graduated in 2012 and is attending Cornell and the youngest just received an early decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2013. The academic culture at this school is second to none. I highly recommend sending your child to this school if you want them to be well rounded and prepared for college!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
I have four children that are thriving at Benjamin. They all have different personalities and each learn differently as well. The student to teacher ratio is small. The teachers know our children well and are able to customize their learning experience. My children transferred from great schools in Minnesota, yet our experience at Benjamin is much better. Benjamin has a strong leadership, great teachers and provides a very comfortable environment for our children. Our children are eager to attend school each morning. The programs are challenging yet taught in a way that keep the children engaged. The teachers are constantly taking extra-curricular courses to learn about the different and better methods for teaching and learning. The school has a great focus on teaching our children about life skills. We feel very blessed to be a part of The Benjamin School community.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2012
My daughter will be a senior at Benjamin this year..the last of 14 years. Yes, there were a few bumps, some bullies in middle school, and yes, some were from well to do families. I doubt this problem is confined to economics or private schools. Benjamin has been a wonderful, amazing experience. My daughter will tell you herself how grateful she is to her father and l for giving her the opportunity to attend Benjamin. We have seen numerous families leave the school over the years, some to save the money for college and others over sour grapes. Families that are about who has more money tend to have children who judge each other over homes, clothes and cars. Over the years my daughter has had friends of every color, every religion, and every economic status. Values might be reinforced at school but they are taught at home. Some critics might want to think that over.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
The Benjamin School was at one time a respected school in the Northern Palm Beaches. Unfortunately, TBS is no longer competitive in a region with some elite magnet schools and well positioned private schools. Unable to sustain enrollment, TBS has been forced to raise tuition and lower financial aid. With increased costs of maintaining two campuses, one has to wonder the viability of TBS going forward. Well funded Oxbridge provides a better private HS option with better faculty, lower tuition and guaranteed financial aid. Suncoast is a top 10 high school nationally, and Dreyfoos is the top arts hs in the US. Dwyer has nationally ranked athletics. Where does that leave TBS without any competitive advantage in this very competitive market? On the outside looking in, and with a medocre college placement record and poor performance in local awards including the Pathfinder as well as regional or state recognition for the Arts. Perhaps new leadership and a culture to reshape TBS will be its only chance for survival.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I am very surprised at some of these reviews. I have been attending this school since lower school and am now in high school. The school has great leadership and academics. It is also very well rounded by integrating the arts and spots into the curriculum. I have friends that have graduated this school and went to prestigious colleges and they've said that they are so prepared for everything unlike some other people at the college.I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2012
Sorry for the typo in my review below. *I was punched in the face by a student while at public school.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2011
I went to tbs for 7 years, pre-k-5 and it was horrible. The classes were way to easy and kids who excelled in math in fifth grade, about 5-10 a class, sat outside in the hall and worked on a packet none of which was explained to us even though we had to take the same quizzes as the other students, although the more advanced children were not taught these lessons. There is a lot of bullying whether or not the teachers hear of it which makes school very unpleasant. Many people still at tbs hate it there and want to switch schools. Some people I know who have left are so happy that they got to leave. Going to public school, a magnet school, helped me realize that not everyone is rich and rude,

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2011
Outstanding School. Parents that are shocked about the demographic related to the wealth are being silly who do they think will be attracted to private schools. The benefit related to the cost is excellent. Great leadership, teachers and infrastructure. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
My youngest is graduating in May and my only regret is that we didn't move to Florida sooner so she and her sister could have had more years at this wonderful school. Great teachers, administrators, and families. Gorgeous campuses and polite students. I will miss being a part of The Benjamin School.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
Our child attended The Benjamin School for 3 years, pk-1 & although the grounds & amenities appear to be above many peer schools- looks can be deceiving ! First we learned that our child would not benefit in any sports/enrichment classes until after 2nd grade. Second, when tbs finally figured out it was important / beneficial & that their peers were offering post school enrichments & parents demanded it ( tbs also lost 300 students in 1 yr) they finally agreed to offer add on after school enrichment a fee days per week at an additional expense ( school is 8:15-2:45 at cost of $15-$17k per year then you pay more bc they don't offer the use of those beautiful facilities until Around 3rd grade? Next topic post will be on tutoring @ $75 / hr where tbs retains $25 & teachers get $50 & going rate for accreited teacher is $55/hr Once again tbs found a way to make money & increase price of tutoring for tbs students! Teachers are required to schedule all tutoring through the school & may not tutor tbs students off campus ( ie tbs must get their $25 cut)! More to. Come about teacher layoffs , treatment of teachers by removing simple benefits (teacher coffee in lounge removed) no water in rm

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
I attend the Benjamin School. I am in eighth grade and I very much so dislike it. The school looks great from the outside but when you attend it is terrible. Every kid who goes here are spoiled and over privileged . The curriculum is terrible for the price you must pay.In the high school there are multiple drug problems, especially chewing tobacco. I personally have attended six schools and this is by far the worst. I beg you not to send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
November 28, 2010
As an alumnus of Benjamin (and former member of the "14 year club", meaning I was there for lower, middle, & upper school), I'll throw in my two cents: This school is exactly what you make of it. Because TBS attracts "rich kids", some parents expect that it will miraculously foster the talent & character that their kids don't actually have- Sorry, that's not possible. Unfortunately, money can only buy your child so much. However, for the talented (whether that be academically, artistically, and/or athletically), there are more than plenty of state-of-the-art opportunities at Benjamin. The close-knit environment is much more safe and supportive than those of the jumbo public schools in the area (despite the 20-30 dull snobs that seem to squeeze their way into every graduating class). The writing and math programs are also INCREDIBLE- I matriculated into an ivy league school and felt more prepared in these areas than the majority of my classmates. Bottom line: If you have the money & are in the South Florida area, send your child. There's really no better option.

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2010
I spent four years and almost 100k at this school. Then pulled my children out and put them in public school. They were straight A students at Benjamin and were behind in the public schools. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
Ive read the previous reviews and I'm shocked. Both of my children attend the Benjamin school and have started since Pre-K. They are taking 4 languages each. I believe that the childhood years are the most crucial in development that's why I choose this establishment. The school is a monument but it's the parents, teachers, and staff that make the school a special place. The school takes great pride in all aspects. Every detail is taken into prospective. There are children that are mentally gifted but not developmentally. These children are getting the best of all worlds. The Social and economic student body varies and basing a childs education on this is very unusual. My children are from a middle income family that appreciate the education and "love" they receive. The social, physical, and mental development in my children in this establishment is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
My child attended the Benjamin School. Disappointed with the quality of the Lower School Academics. TBS is going through hard times and suffering as a result of extremely weak leadership. School appears to be more concerned with appearance than quality or performance.

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September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
My child has been at the Benjamin School for 9 years-honor roll...took out this year. Most boys usually a year older-can be disadvantage for those of the correct age re: athletics/puberty. Academics for lower school needs to be stronger. Middle school often requires extra at home. Teacher assistance for help -usually paid tutoring. Test scores are marginal. High school/college placement fair but not great. Discipline/rules consequences not followed consistently.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2009
Benjamin is the biggest hype: My child went for KG to 4th grade, I finally sent her to the public school. The reason was not Money. The school claims that they use Garten's methodology to teach the students .. the biggest joke you will find. If you search on Internet , this method was developed more than 40 years ago and it failed in the schools. Currently less than 0.01% of the schools in the world use this methodology: The reason? Benjamin wants to show the obscure methodology they use so the parents are impressed with the unknown names and unknown theories!!! If the method was worth anything, wouldn't public schoools be using that? US spends significant amount of money in various methodology, wouldnt they use in the public schools also? Look at the books for this method, they are simply primitive. I wish I had known before!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2009
We have one child who has attended Benjamin for the past 10 years. We can't imagine a better place for our daughter. Yes, the tuition is high but the value for what is paid is wonderful. I do note that each negative comment begins with mention of the high tuition. This school seems to engender much hostility from those who can either not get in or cannot afford to remain. There is a reason this school attracts the children of families that demand, and can afford, the best for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
We pulled our daughter out and have her in a gifted program at a public school. This school is not worth the money charged. They are always asking for more money, nickle and diming you. Not worth the money-look somewhere else

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June 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
i've been at Benjamin for 12 years, and while i loved the lower school/middle school, the high school leaves much to be desired. most students apply to mediocre colleges, and the college counseling is okay. for the amount of tuition paid, i think the high school should be better. that said i do love the lower school, you couldn't pick a better place for a kid to make lifelong friends.

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September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
My child has attended this school for 14 years. In the beginning it was a great small school with well thought out plans that were presented well to the parents. As the years have passed, the board of directors has changed and so has the schools direction. Not a day goes by that a request for money comes thru - yet the quality of education is not comparable to the increase in money spent. For the amount of money spent over 14 years, one could have invested it 14 years ago, put their child in public school, and have been able to pay for an ivy league education. Some of the teaching staff is qualified - but as the school has grown - they have hired teachers to fill the rooms, that are not qualified. The students suffer. I would not send my child here again.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2008
For what this school charges the education is not up to standards.The teachers, for the most part are great, they work hard, give a lot to the students. There is a lot of bullying in middle school,perhaps because the schools children come from upper income demogrphics, who knows, this year, in particular has seen kids with broken arms, internet problems etc. No school is perfect. This one, needs to get their education programs up to private school standards. I would look elsewhere before I would place my children here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 04, 2008
I could not even start to explain my love for this school. The Benjamin school not only challenges me extremely in the academic area, but also in my social skills, and skills that could help me throughout my life. For the academics, the english program is very challenging and we have at least an essay a week or some kind of writing assignment just as a 9th grader. The school gives you many leadership opportunities and also many ways to be involved in after school programs. The arts at Benjamin are also great. They have choices such as 3d art, 2d art, drama, dance, advanced ceramics, portfolio, and 3 levels of photography classes. You also have electives ranging from computer classes, to a class on the holocaust. I am SO pleased with this school and I would defanitly encourage you too tour the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 01, 2007
If you have an average child and want a safe, pretty environment, send your child here. If you want an academic challenge, send your child to the public gifted schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
I can not say enough great things about this school. Not only is the academic program second to none, but the athletic and art programs, the social responsibility and character building programs are all fantastic. I have 3 children in the school and we are now entering our 8th year at The Benjamin School. I am convinced this is the best program I could hope to find to educate my children both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
My two children have attended the school for the past 10 years. The caliber of the students and faculty is excellent. One administrator often says to the students, 'Our standards are high. You will know what is expected of you. You can do it. We will help.' The teachers are available and are supportive. The curriculum is different from the public schools, with exposure to global issues, science, the arts, and literature - not just the material on the FCAT. The school desires to teach the children how to think, not just how to spit back information. The students are required to do a lot of writing and the upper school courses can be tough. I have only heard good reports from alumni about their preparedness for college. It's expensive, but our family thinks it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
My son attended The Benjamin School. I found the tuition too high, the children in his class too priviledged, and the curriculum not challenging enough. We moved him to the public school and he was behind academically! He took two years to catch up, then was moved into the gifted program. You cannot compare his education in the gifted program in the public school to the poor education at the pricey Benjamin School.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2006
Listen. The environment is super friendly, and the academics are great. If you really want to excel, you can do it here. Lazy people might not be able to keep up, but in my opinion, that's their fault. It's a great alternative to public school and as a plus, no disgusting religious views to shove down your throat. The students aren't necessarily kind, but there is absolutely no bullying, especially between seniors and freshmen. Not that I care, but it's a decent point. Lots of homework, definitely tougher than public school but it's the best for me, I think.

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April 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2006
Both my children attended the Benjamin School and loved it! They are now very successfully enjoying early adulthood and college. The strength of the college-prep academic focus kept pace with my children's voracious desire to learn and grow towards their personal best. When they entered college, they both found they were already in 'cruising gear' and were able to fully appreciate the joys of being academically challenged in college while also realizing comfortable success at that higher level of learning. The Benjamin School had prepared them well for college. Additionally, my children enjoyed the loving and encouraging support of a wonderful faculty and school community that I truly appreciate. I highly recommend the Benjamin School to anyone who values a solid education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2005
Parent's are extremely involved at this school, some possibly too involved. The academics are high but not as high as they could be. THe school offers many activities in the arts and extracurricular activities although they may not be the strongest of teams.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
great academic school, wonderful upperschool campus

- submitted by a former student
July 12, 2005
Not worth the price you pay. A place where poeple with the most money are treated better than people with less and deficient in academic progress compared to public,

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
I attended The Benjamin School for 14 years, and I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am for the experience. The academic curriculum is rigorous, the tuition is expensive, but the school is truly 'nulli secundus' (second to none-the school motto). The focus at TBS is on college preparation, and the high school's college counselors are amazing. Every year students are admitted to the top schools in the country, and many go on to graduate programs. The athletic teams have a long history of success. Alumni include professional athletes and even Olympic Gold Medalists. I'm low on space, but I could go on and on. Perhaps the best thing I can say about the school is that every student is a person, not just a name on the roll. The teachers will know your child, they will know you, and they will gladly give individual attention when needed.

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March 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
Since my children left TBS two years ago when we moved out of the state, I have often wished I could find a like school near our new home. I have since interviewed with many, many private schools and TBS is, without a doubt, the strongest elementary level school I have ever seen. Everything at this school is well thought out and implemented. Nothing is left to chance nor do you ever hear the administration say that a change for the better is not possible for some reason. The academics were excellent and would most likely be challenging at the elementary level for all but the child with the most extraordinarily high IQ. Language, music, the arts, activities, etc., this school has it all! I only wish we could move back to Florida so my children could once again attend The Benjamin School!

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August 10, 2003
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The Benjamin School
11000 Ellison Wilson Rd, North Palm Beach, FL  33408
(561) 472-3405
Last modified The Benjamin School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Benjamin School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top